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  • Long Beach 2006 attendance thread

    In keeping with the new TrackForum spirit, I figured there was no reason to wait until April to start this thread. So, what's it going to be? Is attendance for 2006 up or down??

    "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." --- Ayrton Senna

  • #2
    I'll bite.
    CCWS is announcing 65,000 Friday, 83,000 Saturday and 105,000 Sunday.
    No comp tickets were issued.
    "Moralism is often the first strength of a weak mind"
    -Norman Mailer-

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    • #3
      well, lets see, this is a full blown OWRS production.....so.......what' the population of the Western United States???...........(and let's not forget the Northern most Mexican States)........
      the man in expensive shoes

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      • #4
        To stay true to the CCWS traditions of counting attendance, you must use the special formula designed by NASA scientists to accurately count people at an outdoor festival of speed.

        Step 1: Count # of seats available, estimate GA based on the need for sponsors and media attention, then multiply total by 3.

        Step 2: Take the result of Step 1 and multiply by the % shown in Chart A. Chart A is a list of multipliers based on the month of year and the IRL's media barometer. Example: Month of May and good press for the IRL would result in a large multiplier and potentially record attendance for CCWS

        Step 3: If the original formula doesn't result in accurate attendance, then use the KK Theorem to resolve any errors. The KK Theorem states that first year attendance is always 10% higher than estimated, and continuing events are always growing, unless they are not which does not result in less attendance, just a higher % of GA to seats.

        Using these methods, I think that Long Beach 2006 attendance will be 334,741 for the weekend.

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        • #5
          More will be at the track then will watch it on TV.

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          • #6
            Some absolutes about Long Beach, 2006.


            1) CCWS will be racing there, not ICS, shocking several internet experts here on this forum that predicted CCWS would not race Long Beach in 2006 (of course, those are the same experts who boldly predicted CCWS would not race Long Beachin 2004 and/or 2005)

            2) No matter what the papers, media or LBGPA report on attendance, many here (note, many of the same involved in the bold predictions in item 1) will complain about the figures and dispute them.

            3) Toyota will be the sponsor (again, to the dismay of many of the same folks)

            4) It will be a fun event.

            5) almost forgot, there will be an attendance thread here and a ratings thread.




            Now, back to your regularly scheduled CCWS bashing.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Vasserfan
              5) almost forgot, there will be an attendance thread here and a ratings thread.
              My stupid comment above covers both.

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              • #8
                Attendance for the 2006 Long Beach Grand Prix will be down, but only because the state of California will sink into the ocean after the "big one" on January 12th. Not wanting to lose out on his investment, KK will bring the F1 Powerboats, and via GPS, locate the course directly over the location of where the track should be. Attendance will be down because all attendees will have to sail to the site, however all present will have an enjoyable three days of offshore powerboat goodness. Over the duration of 2006 KK will fill in the ocean with debris, and create the new island nation "Champcaria". All current and past champcar owners and drivers will be invited to inhabit the new nation, and champcar races will be held on alternating weekends, year round, for a 26 race season. At the end of the year, the champion will be crowned King of Champcaria.
                "He went into a tire barrier, which is certainly the nicest of all the barriers." -Bobby Unser, Denver '90

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                  • #10
                    2006 LBGP attendence? Heck here is the podium too:

                    1. Sebastian Bourdais
                    2. Paul Tracy
                    3. Oriol Servia

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                    • #11
                      In serious mode, I'm gonna guess that LB 2006 will have slightly larger attendance that LB 2005. It'll be a good race.

                      And my guess for the podium is:

                      1. AJ Allmendinger
                      2. Paul Tracy
                      3. Justin Wilson
                      "You couldn't find a car you liked in Germany?

                      No......I couldn't find a speed limit I liked in America."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by happyscrappy-t
                        but only because the state of California will sink into the ocean after the "big one" on January 12th. At the end of the year, the champion will be crowned King of Champcaria.
                        I think you have the names confused, for your prediction it would be the King of Costa De Lex and the Grand Prix of Otisburgh

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Vasserfan
                          Some absolutes about Long Beach, 2006.


                          1) CCWS will be racing there, not ICS, shocking several internet experts here on this forum that predicted CCWS would not race Long Beach in 2006 (of course, those are the same experts who boldly predicted CCWS would not race Long Beachin 2004 and/or 2005)

                          2) No matter what the papers, media or LBGPA report on attendance, many here (note, many of the same involved in the bold predictions in item 1) will complain about the figures and dispute them.

                          3) Toyota will be the sponsor (again, to the dismay of many of the same folks)

                          4) It will be a fun event.

                          5) almost forgot, there will be an attendance thread here and a ratings thread.
                          6. I'll be there.

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                          • #14
                            But if you look at the photograph below...






















































                            ...it is clear that grandstands have already been removed for the event!
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                            • #15
                              My estimate: between zero and a googol-plex
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